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Yzerman and Stamkos ensure Lightning will have an extended stay…

Yzerman and Stamkos ensure Lightning will have an extended stay at top of the NHL

thehockeynews.com Updated Jun 29 (yesterday)
We can only assume that Steven Stamkos’ agents aren’t terribly excited at the moment. His accountants? Well, since there’s no state tax in Florida and Stamkos will earn an average salary of $8.5 million each of the next eight years, well, that should ma…
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  • Sabres re-sign McCabe to 3-year, $4.8 million contract

    Sabres re-sign McCabe to 3-year, $4.8 million contract

    NHL.com 11 hours ago
    BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed defenceman Jake McCabe to a three-year contract extension. McCabe was a restricted free agent and signed on Thursday, three days after Buffalo retained his rights by tendering a qualifying off...
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  • Sabres sign defenceman Nelson to 2-year contract extension

    Sabres sign defenceman Nelson to 2-year contract extension

    NHL.com Jun 29 (yesterday)
    BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Sabres have signed defenceman Casey Nelson to a two-year contract extension. Nelson made his NHL debut in March last season after signing a one-year deal with Buffalo shortly after completing his college career at ...
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  • Down Goes Brown: The five worst free agent signings of the past…

    Down Goes Brown: The five worst free agent signings of the past 20 years

    thehockeynews.com Jun 29 (yesterday)
    Free agency opens on Friday, as teams will be officially allowed to sign players on the open market, and fans around the league should be excited. No, wait, excited isn’t the right word. What’s the one I’m looking for? Terrified. That’s the one. You sho…
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  • Odd-man out in Florida, Kulikov excited to join Sabres

    Odd-man out in Florida, Kulikov excited to join Sabres

    NHL.com Jun 28 (3 days ago)
    BUFFALO, N.Y. - Dmitry Kulikov was initially excited upon learning the Florida Panthers had acquired and then signed free-agent defenceman Keith Yandle to a long-term contract last week. Little did Kulikov realize that Yandle's addition would...
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  • Here are the need-to-know picks from the CHL Import Draft

    Here are the need-to-know picks from the CHL Import Draft

    thehockeynews.com Jun 28 (3 days ago)
    The CHL Import Draft establishes major junior rights for European players and it’s never a dull process. Because the kids picked are under no pressure to come over here, it’s never just a matter of Best Player Available. And since junior teams all have …
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  • Steven Stamkos sweepstakes: Buffalo Sabres are chasing ‘big fis…

    Steven Stamkos sweepstakes: Buffalo Sabres are chasing ‘big fish’

    yahoo.com Jun 25 (6 days ago)
    BUFFALO, NY – NHL teams had their first chance to speak with the agents for prized free agent Steven Stamkos after the first day of the NHL Draft. (Well, legally, right Vancouver?) So who's in the Stamkos Sweepstakes? The Buffalo Sabres have declared th…
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  • Sabres on Evander Kane accusations: ‘If true, we have to deal w…

    Sabres on Evander Kane accusations: ‘If true, we have to deal with it’

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Jun 25 (6 days ago)
    BUFFALO, NY – The Buffalo Sabres’ draft weekend opened with news that forward Evander Kane was under investigation for two criminal complaints for alleged ‘physical harassment' of two women at the Buffalo bar Bottoms Up. The news was reported by WIVB, w…
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  • Panthers, Sabres swap Kulikov, Pysyk and picks

    Panthers, Sabres swap Kulikov, Pysyk and picks

    yahoo.com thehockeynews.com NHL.com Jun 25 (6 days ago)
    The Florida Panthers acquired Mark Pysyk plus pick No. 38 and No. 89 in this year's draft from the Buffalo Sabres for Dmitry Kulikov and pick No. 33. Prior to the start of the draft, the Sabres were rumored to be in the hunt for defenseman. They got one…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Latest on Subban, Lucic, Shattenkirk, Fowler and…

    Rumor Roundup: Latest on Subban, Lucic, Shattenkirk, Fowler and more

    thehockeynews.com Jun 24 (7 days ago)
    Entering the 2016 NHL draft, the trade speculation is ramping up on several notable NHL stars. Topping the list is Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban. The trade chatter reached a fever pitch on Thursday when Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning admit…
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  • Agent: Sabres on Vesey's shortlist, but free agency likely

    Agent: Sabres on Vesey's shortlist, but free agency likely

    BUFFALO, N.Y. - Forward Jimmy Vesey's shortlist of teams includes the Buffalo Sabres, though college hockey's top player is still leaning toward pursuing free agency, the player's agent tells The Associated Press. Peter Fish provided the upda...
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  • Rumor Roundup: Tyson Barrie staying put in Colorado, GM Joe Sak…

    Rumor Roundup: Tyson Barrie staying put in Colorado, GM Joe Sakic says

    In recent weeks, Colorado Avalanche restricted free agent defenseman Tyson Barrie was a hot topic in the trade rumor mill. But according to Avalanche GM Joe Sakic, the 24-year-old blueliner isn’t going anywhere. The Denver Post’s Mike Chambers reports S…
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  • Sabres goaltender Makarov leaves for Russia, wants to prove him…

    Sabres goaltender Makarov leaves for Russia, wants to prove himself in KHL

    In 2014-15, goaltender Andrey Makarov seemed to prove he could be an asset for the Buffalo Sabres. He played 39 games for the AHL’s Rochester Americans, turned in a 16-18-0 record and while his save percentage numbers may have been lacking, the 6-foot-2…
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  • Top defensemen make their case at the draft combine

    Top defensemen make their case at the draft combine

    BUFFALO – There was a lot of interest among the local media in defensemen this morning. With Buffalo hosting the draft combine, camera crews and reporters got a chance to quiz a number of potential future Sabres and several of those candidates were blue…
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  • Sabres in talks with NHL to continue hosting rookie combine

    Sabres in talks with NHL to continue hosting rookie combine

    NHL.com Jun 3
    BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Sabres are in talks with the NHL to have Buffalo continue hosting the league's annual pre-draft rookie combine. NHL Central Scouting director Dan Marr said negotiations are ongoing and supports the Sabres' bid because of B...
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  • Buffalo Sabres sign Karabacek, 2014 2nd-round draft pick

    Buffalo Sabres sign Karabacek, 2014 2nd-round draft pick

    NHL.com May 26
    BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Sabres have signed prospect forward Vaclav Karabacek to a three-year entry-level contract. The Czech Republic-born player was selected by the Sabres with the 49th pick in the 2014 draft. Karabacek is coming off a s...
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  • Video - Bernier Scores Twice In Devils' Win 00:38

    Bernier Scores Twice In Devils' Win

    Mar 20
    Steve Bernier scored his 100th career goal in the Devils' 3-1 win over the Sabres.
  • Video - Sabres Beat Bruins In Shootout 00:44

    Sabres Beat Bruins In Shootout

    Mar 17
    Tyler Ennis scored the lone goal in a shootout as Buffalo beat Boston 2-1.
  • Video - Capitals Edge Sabres In Shootout 01:00

    Capitals Edge Sabres In Shootout

    Mar 16
    Evgeny Kuznetsov's shootout goal lifted the Capitals to a 4-3 win over the Sabres.
  • Video - Yandle Scores First Goal As A Ranger 00:44

    Yandle Scores First Goal As A Ranger

    Mar 14
    Keith Yandle scored his first goal since being traded to New York, while Mackenzie Skapski had 20 saves in the Rangers' 2-0 win over the Sabres.